Skip to comments.Predecessor of Cows, The Aurochs, Were Still Living In The Netherlands Around AD 600
Posted on 12/21/2008 10:02:49 AM PST by SunkenCiv
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/fr/617325/posts — The last progenitor of the modern North American cow was an auroch that died in the forests of Poland in 1627. Aurochs stood nearly two metres tall and had a wide sweep of horns not unlike long-horned Texas cattle, but were unproductive when it came to milk. It is estimated that they produced something like 500 litres a year.
Neanderthals At Mealtime: Pass The Meat
Discovery News | 4-23-2008 | Jennifer Viegas
Posted on 04/25/2008 6:58:54 PM PDT by blam
“Given a choice, bison and aurochs would have been more difficult for a hyena to hunt compared to a reindeer, but apparently this was not true for Neanderthals.”
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“I am thinking of aurochs and angels...” — last line in Lolita.
“WHAT DO YOU WANNA DO WITH YOUR LIFE??!”
“I want auroch.”
Bring back the Bison...and these too...
Doesn’t look likw a “predecessor” to me. Looks like a plain ol’ big bull. A cross between a Longhorn and a Black Angus or something?
I think it is a Heck Auruch, a german attempt circa Hitler. (Getting back to things old “German,” and all that.)
But, I’ve seen modern Aurochs that are the same size and even have the stripes down the back for males and red for females (as lives on in Jereseys).
Opinions differ, but domestic cattle as we know them are probably 3/4 middle eastern domestic 1/4 European auroch.
The current-day African cattle remain very similiar in pigment & horns to the European auruch(albeit thinner and attempted to drought/heat vs. cold).
The modern re-creation took African, Jersey, and Angus until they got back to auruchs.
Mean and big. I see why we killed them off.
Aurochs is good eatin'.
Thanks for this, learned a great new word and some forgotten history - “terp.”
So that’s what an Auroch looks like. No damned wonder they went extinct.
hummmm I wonder if he would buck?